Supplements

The Concurrent Training Effect Blog #4 The first three blogs of this series provided a basic understanding of the molecular underpinnings of the concurrent training effect (the blunting/elimination of the hypertrophy and strength response when both strength and endurance training are performed concurrently).  This edition is going to take that knowledge and use it to recommend specific training protocols focused on mitigating, and potentially even eliminating it. The primary training factor which seems to drive the concurrent training effect is the intensity of the endurance exercise being performed.  Closely following intensity is frequency, and when high intensity is combined with high frequency...

This 2nd edition of The Concurrent Training Effect blog is going to focus on the molecular underpinnings of skeletal muscular hypertrophy.  Understanding the driving force behind the molecular response to strength training can provide us insight into why concurrent strength and endurance training can negatively affect muscular hypertrophy and strength.  In addition, a better understanding can lead to ways to mitigate the effect and optimize progress.  If you are a CrossFitter, or any other form of hybrid athlete this blog is for you.  Keep reading… [caption id="attachment_11060" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mike Mentzer - knew a thing or two about muscular hypertrophy.[/caption] A Very...

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Strength, power, muscle, and speed are our specialties at AtLarge Nutrition, LLC. Every single day we work with and speak with the best athletes in the world. We listen to their needs, hear about the rigors of their sports, and sympathize when they tell us they need just a little something extra to help them reach their full potential. That's when we head to our lab, lock ourselves inside, and design the highest quality supplements that will help the best of the best get the results that they want. Recently, we strove to formulate a product that would dramatically enhance performance while...

Now that the Holiday Season is over and the New Year is upon us, it is a perfect time to re-examine your supplement plan for 2009. With thousands of different dietary supplements available, it quickly becomes an overwhelming task to make sense of product claims and separate fact from fiction. The first order of business is to make sure you have the basics covered. There is a sizeable amount of scientific literature supporting the anabolic effects of creatine and the general health benefits of fish oil. While I’m a major advocate for including these as staples for any serious athlete, I think...

The Dawn of Fat Phobia If you have a few years of training under your belt, you can probably remember what I call the “Fat-Free 80’s.” Think back to a time when dietary fat was the enemy. Ah, yes, a time when fat-free products lined the shelves of the supermarket. A time when it was not a bad thing to get a box of Entemann’s cinnamon rolls, as long as they were the FAT-FREE cinnamon rolls. Health Valley made some positively disgusting fat-free cookies, along with a host of other fat-free products that tasted like sugary cardboard. And we can’t forget...

Most people just don't know how to take creatine in the most efficient and cost effective manner. You can take creatine just about however way you like, but it is most likely not the most efficient way. This dosing schedule concentrates on efficiency, most people take far too much creatine, and a lot of it ends up in the toilet. Now, lets get started...

The past decade has seen a boom in the supplement industry, with new products cropping up on a regular basis. The majority of these products eventually fade, making way for "the next big thing." In this article we will cover what just might be that next thing and one of the most exciting supplements to come along in quite a while. We will also explore a few of the more popular supplements currently on the market and weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks of these products. Additionally, I’ll provide an Anabolic Index rating for each supplement, which quantifies...

Modern society has been a boon to the human population, but it has a dark side as well. Today, western civilization enjoys some of the highest standards of living in the history of mankind. There is an abundance of food that is unprecedented in human history. The poor of today don’t starve to death; it is much more common for them to be obese. The problem today is not a lack of food in sheer quantity; it is a lack of nutritious foods to fuel our bodies to optimal health and performance. It isn’t only the poor that are suffering; in excess...

Trying to decide on which proteins to use at what times and for what reasons can be a mind numbing process. There are basically two major proteins in the bodybuilder’s arsenal. Those being casein and whey. They are also sometimes referred to as slow and fast acting proteins respectively. The purpose of this article series is to give you an in-depth look at the properties of each of these proteins, explain what it all means and why it is important to you. And, Finally, to provide a systematic way to apply it all. So you’ve got a choice. Casein or whey?...